Stop dieting and eat! Yeah, that’s right STOP DIETING! Let me show you how you can ditch your fad diet and see results, in conjunction with taking fitness classes.
I’ve heard it hundreds of times, if not thousands, “I’m going on a diet” or “No thanks, I’m on a diet”. I’m sure you have heard it too! You see that same person 6 months later and they are exactly the same or even fatter and worse off than before.
Maybe that person is you?
Unsustainable diets won’t give you long term results
The problem with most diets is they are usually short term. quick fix, calorie controlled, limited, tasteless and often extreme.
For the most part, they are totally unsustainable and the end result is usually ending up with you losing a heap of weight, be it fat or muscle, even if you are still taking fitness classes. Then after reverting back to “normal” eating habits, you wind up fatter and worse off than before.
Your metabolism slows, making it harder to lose weight in future, you have lost muscle mass (muscle burns calories, fat doesn’t), you get depressed and give up.
Sound familiar? So what do I do
Change your lifestyle, not your diet
What we need is a long term approach that you can stick with for your whole life. You didn’t get fat overnight and you won’t lose it overnight even if you are taking fitness classes.
If you take a sensible “life change” approach, in six months, you will really look FABULOUS and stay that way. Hell, in 3 months you will see massive changes, but you have to do it right!
So, let’s get you started.
What is a healthy lifestyle?
So, firstly, what do I eat?
Well, you can eat a huge amount of tasty, wholesome hunger satisfying foods. However, some things we should totally take out of our eating plan and others we moderate considerably. So let’s start with what can I eat or how should I eat.
We need protein, we need carbohydrates and we need fat, and want these things in every meal. Obviously check with your doctor before starting any nutrition regime.
Breakfast Meal Plan:
- Breakfast you should eat things like; porridge and fruit, poached eggs on wholemeal, fruit and yoghurt.
- Stay away from packaged cereals, full of sugar, fruit juice for the same reason, raison breads and cakes should be avoided as well.
Lunch Meal Plan:
- Lunch can be a huge salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing (steer clear of packaged condiments). Put all sorts of ingredients; lettuce, tomato, cucumber, baby spinach, avocado, rocket, basil, chives, endive, dill, etc. Use your imagination, you shouldn’t have to eat the same thing twice in a week.
- If you don’t want salad, have a large serving of grilled or steamed vegies. To these add lean meat, eggs, poultry or fish (grilled) or canned tuna or salmon in brine or spring water. You can make great wraps, just make sure you have a “clean” protein, like boiled or steamed chicken breast with some herbs or spices, some vegie/salad and add some avocado for the fat.
- Try and avoid the bread, pastas, and potatoes (have them once a week on Sunday).
Dinner Meal Plan
- Afternoon snack: I often have a protein shake using 180 protein, a 180 protein bar or some yoghurt with raw nuts, a couple of sultanas (a couple yeah?) and a scoop of coconut 180 protein powder.
- Dinner: again a large salad, grilled or steamed veg and a lean meat or fish. A stir fry is another option, use a nonstick pan and keep the oil content down and don’t add crap sauces like “oyster sauce”. Use a good soy sauce and a good chilli oil if you like hot stuff. Soups are good especially in winter, with chicken and veg or beef and veg or something similar, desert?
Can we still enjoy the sweet things?
Mmmmmm, this is where most get unstuck. I understand we need a little sweetness in our daily routine. there are healthy deserts you can make and I’ll get my wife Tina to rustle up some sweet recipes for a post real soon.
In the meantime try dark chocolate, a couple of squares not a block! The darker the better, e.g 85%, or some yoghurt with nuts and coconut 180 protein powder is a healthy desert. Don’t add the dried fruits at this time of day, or try one of the new 180 protein bars!
Be consistent with fitness classes and healthy eating
So that will get you started, don’t be scared to experiment just keep the choices healthy. Oh, and probably the biggest change of them all… DROP THE SOFT DRINKS!! All they are is empty calories, way too many calories for what they give you.
If you can’t drop them minimise them to 1 or max 2 glasses a day (if you absolutely must). Drink water, yes water!!! we are made up of 70% water, not 70% Coke, not 70% Fanta, not 70% Red Bull.
Just this one change alone can make a HUGE difference. Oh, and the diet stuff? full of chemicals which replace the sugar, yeah your liver is really gonna love that.
So again, drop the soft drinks, plenty of water.
Include fitness classes into your lifestyle change
EXERCISE: Aaah exercise? Yes, it’s a lifestyle thing, remember? Come in and see us here at Mojo Strength and we’ll get you into fitness classes where you can burn fat for up to 24 hours a day!!
It’s very simple, not easy, but simple.
We will get you to keep your muscles strong and agile, as well as grow or at least maintain them while you lose the fat.
The fitness classes we run at Mojo Strength incorporate progressive weight training with metabolic conditioning. This combination means you don’t need to spend hours in the gym to get the results and the body you want. Three short, fun workouts a week will literally transform you. Check out what Susan thinks of our fitness classes at Mojo Strength below.
Why don’t you get into the best shape of your life now?
“You have 168 hours in a week, give me 3 and I’ll change your life!”
A day you hesitate is a day lost.
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Thanks for reading.
Peter Bolsius SFG1
Owner & Founder Mojo Strength Sydney & The Alpha Project
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